Whatever the Bears have been doing to take the pressure off Mitchell Trubisky in his three starts, they should keep doing. This week they have to do it against Drew Brees, who threw some ugly interceptions against the Packers last week but is still Drew Brees. The way the Bears’ defense has played lately, combined with how the Saints’ defense plays every week, should be encouraging for the Bears.
The Chuck Pagano Watch continues in Cincinnati, where the Bengals might have Vontaze Burfict available, for no plausible reason. As dysfunctional as the Bengals always are, they’re not bad enough to let these Colts walk in and beat them, after the embarrassment on all levels the Colts were against the Jaguars last week.
After the euphoria of relocation devolved into a miserable losing streak and wholesale franchise turnover last fall, the Rams are doing things right this year.
I think guys have earned the right to enjoy their bye week, get back, get away, get refreshed, get recharged, McVay said.
Although McVay isn’t handing out any trophies right now, just about everybody has done work that’s worthy of a reward.
I think we’ve got a comfortable rhythm right now, McVay said. I think we’ve done a lot of things pretty well.
McVay’s offense is the most impressive achievement of the season for Rams fans who watched the NFL’s worst offense in each of the past two years.
Much of the credit should go to the revamped offensive line, which has been thoroughly transformed into an above-average unit led by left tackle Andrew Whitworth, but the Rams’ young skill players are turning into stars under McVay’s tutelage.